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Texas Payroll Taxes and Employer Taxes

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Texas Wage and Hour Laws 

Minimum Wage 

The Texas Minimum Wage Act adopts the federal minimum wage rate, which is currently $7.25 per hour, with some exemptions. (Learn more here.) 


There is no state-mandated overtime law in Texas. Texas follows the federal overtime laws prescribed in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). 

Pay Frequency 

Each employee exempt from the overtime provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) must be paid at least once a month; others must be paid at least twice a month. Semi-monthly pay periods must contain an equal number of days as nearly as possible. Within those limitations, an employer may designate any paydays they choose. 

Employers must post notices of paydays in conspicuous places in the workplace. If an employer does not designate paydays, the employer's paydays are the first and 15th of each month. 

Texas Unemployment 

Taxable Wage Base ($000s):                                          $9,000 

New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages):       2.7% (rate includes surcharges)  

Texas Income Tax Withholding 

Texas has no state income tax. 

Texas State Resources 

Texas Department of Revenue 

Texas Secretary of State – Employer and Tax Information 

Texas Workforce Commission 

Texas Unemployment Department 

Texas SUI Rate 


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Revised 1/1/2024